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This Libguide is designed to help you access credible sources to research your topic. The tabs across the top break down the research process giving you advice and access to relevant resources. Use the databases listed under these pages to research your topic.

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Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Opposing Viewpoints

Is global warming real? Should the minimum wage be raised? Is junk food really hurting us? 

Find credible sources on these and hundreds of other social and political issues with Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints. Unlike websites, this database simplifies your search by bringing together articles, videos, and stats you can trust and cite. 

Having a clear, compelling point of view on today’s most debated political and social issues requires finding the most credible facts and insights. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints simplifies your search by bringing together thousands of resources to provide authoritative articles, research reports, videos, and statistics. This database steers you away from unreliable content that online browsers sometimes serve up and helps you draw your own conclusions about global warming, the minimum wage, and hundreds of other debated topics.

Our Opposing Viewpoints database allows students to browse larger issues by choosing an issue from a list.

Links to issues in opposing viewpoints

The topic pages give an overview of the topic and access to a variety of different types of sources.

example of a topic page in opposing viewpoints

menu of different source types in opposing viewpoints

The "Viewpoints" articles are great for narrowing down your topic.

Use the "On this Page" menu to access articles, books, videos, and other sources about the topic.

menu of different source types in opposing viewpoints

You can also do a keyword search at the top of the page but keep in mind that not all of the results from a keyword search will be about your topic.

opposing viewpoints search box

There are several ways you can save a document in the Opposing Viewpoints database. There are 2 menus that you can use (shown below) located near the top of the screen.

options for saving in opposing viewpoints

options for saving in opposing viewpoints

The Cite optionThe Cite option allows you to export the citation information and link to RefWorks.

The send to optionThe Send To option allows you to send the article in an email or save it to your Google or One Drive.

the download optionThe Download option allows you to download the article to your computer or external drive.

the print optionThe Print option will format the article for better printing.

The cite optionTo cite a source from Opposing Viewpoints, click on the "Cite" button.

citation menu in opposing viewpoints

From the citation box, you can select the citation style and copy the citation or export it to Refworks.

If you email a source from Opposing Viewpoints, the MLA citation information will be at the bottom of your email.

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